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Chapter 36 PR 15

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Chapter 36 PR 15

Postby Yvonne » Thu Mar 25, 2004 4:49 pm

I'm stumbling around with a translation for Chapter 36 PR 15 and came up with some questions.

The sentence is: Provided that this is done, they will beg us to spare him.

My attempts yielded two versions because I wanted to play with deponents and compare their syntax to a regular verb:

Dummodo hoc fiat, nobis precabuntur ut ei parcamus
Dummodo hoc fiat, nos orabunt ut ei parcamus

1- Did I use the deponent verb correctly in the first sentence? Is this how the Dative of Agent is used?

2- What else did I miss? :?


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Postby benissimus » Thu Mar 25, 2004 5:27 pm

Your second sentence is correct. In the first sentence, you inflected the deponent verb correctly, but precor takes its object in the accusative or goes with a preposition like ab.
flebile nescio quid queritur lyra, flebile lingua murmurat exanimis, respondent flebile ripae
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